It wouldn’t be so unfair if Men’s Health called their list “The Worst Foods in America to Overeat” but they left off the last bit. Instead they call the Five Guys large fries a bad choice without ever admitting that their “eat this instead” is exactly the same recommendation that Five Guys makes on their nutrition information[pdf].
That doesn’t give Five Guys a total pass, mind you, since their small exceeds the small size at competitor restaurants and can contribute to over-eating via the large plate problem. However Men’s Health calls them “worst fries” not “worst portion” and does this despite the fact that, gram for gram, Five Guys’ fries are lower in fat than competitors like McDonalds[pdf].
|Five Guys Fries||McDonald’s Fries|
So you should consider limiting your overall fry intake no matter where you go – there’s not any way to make a deep-fried piece of potato good for you – but you could do worse to pick the Five Guys fry for your weekly indulgence.
In moderation, of course.